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Making the pieces fit: How WVU, Marshall and the state of West Virginia detect new COVID-19 variants

Picture viral RNA as a single component that you can break into one million pieces. Now imagine reassembling those pieces together, literally like a jigsaw puzzle. If there’s a chipped corner or if a piece won’t fit snugly as it should, consider...
26-Mar-2021 8:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Loss of Y chromosome, RNA tied to radiation resistance in male lung-cancer patients

The science behind the COVID-19 vaccine has the potential to do more than prevent cases of COVID-19 itself. In the coming years, it could also help doctors treat stubborn forms of cancer.
10-Mar-2021 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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‘Honey, I’m home – all the time:’ Pandemic life for married couples can lead to sadness, anger

Kevin Knoster, a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Communication Studies, led a study examining 165 married individuals and how their partners interfered with their daily routines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
12-Feb-2021 10:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Death by suicide? Drug overdoses muddy waters for investigators, amplify national mental health crisis

Broadening the definition of self-inflicted mortality to encompass most drug overdose deaths, WVU emeritus professor Ian Rockett led a study finding that the entire nation is afflicted by a mental health crisis. In recent years, western states have...
12-Feb-2021 10:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

WVU partners with the CDC to conduct mask observation study, reports encouraging baseline results

The WVU School of Public Health is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct a seven-week mask observation study to estimate the percentage of people within the WVU community wearing masks correctly and, ultimately,...
13-Oct-2020 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Virgin Hyperloop to build Hyperloop Certification Center in West Virginia

Virgin Hyperloop announced Thursday, Oct. 8, that it will locate a certification facility on nearly 800 acres of land spanning Tucker and Grant counties where it will leverage intellectual capital and resources from West Virginia University,...
8-Oct-2020 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

WVU receives $25 million gift to support outdoor economic development, develop new remote worker program

Through the newly named Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative, the $25 million donation – one of the largest in WVU’s history – will provide initial funding for a remote worker program, a groundbreaking initiative...
5-Oct-2020 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The masked singers: How a WVU choir director composed the perfect masks for performance art

Kym Scott, director of choral activities at West Virginia University, recognized the limitations of singing and performing in masks from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. So she tapped into her prior life as a fashion designer to solve a problem...
20-Aug-2020 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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